Day Trip From Rome: Villa D'Este And Its Gardens Private Tour

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Villa d'Este Afternoon Tour 2/3/2019 - 9/1/2030Monday - Sunday:01:00 PM - 03:30 PM Villa d'Este Morning Tour 7/1/2015 - 2.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Villa d'Este, Piazza Trento, 5, 00019 Tivoli RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Tour the Villa d'Este on a day trip from Rome. Villa d'este was commissioned by the Cardinal Ippolitto II d'Este and constructed by the Neapolitan architect, Pirro Ligorio, in 1550-the height of the Italian Renaissance. It is renowned for its artistic wonders, but in particular Villa d'este is famed for its 255 waterfalls, 100 pools, and 50 fountains among the other fantastic and original Renaissance designs that transform the gardens into an enchanting oasis.


  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Led by an art historian

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During the 20years that it took Ligorio to complete his construction of the Villa and its gardens, he dug a 600-meter-long tunnel under the medieval city of Tivoli, which served to pump an incredible quantity of water from the basin of the Aniene River to the pool above the famous Fountain dell'Ottavo. Using only the natural physical force of the fountains themselves, without any motorization (let us not forget the limits of technology in the 1500s), Ligorio was able to calculate exactly how much water wasnecessary to supply the Villa and the gardens.

During this private tour, we will see:
  • Noble Apartments
  • The Garden
  • The Vialone
  • The Gran Loggia
  • The Grottoes of Diana
  • The Rotonda dei Cipressi
  • The Villa Fountains
  • The Fountain of il Bicchierone
  • The Fountain of Europa
  • The Fountain of Pegaso
  • The Cento Fontane
  • The Fountain of l'Ovato
  • The Fountain of Draghi
  • The Fountain of Rometta
  • The Fountain of Proserpina
  • The Fountain of la Civetta
  • The Fountain of the Organo
  • The Fountain of Nettuno
  • The Fishing Pools
  • The Fountain of Arianna
  • The Fountain of Mete
  • The Fountain of Natura o Abbondanza
  • The Fountain of Rotonda dei Cipressi


Professional guide

Blue Badge guide

Entry/Admission - Villa d'Este


Food and drinks

Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is smart casual

Traveler Reviews

  • 17-Oct-2019

    The Villa d'Este and Gardens were stunning. The administrator of Tours of Rome was excellent. He contacted us before and after we got to Rome and arranged a hotel pickup because we were a large group. Our tour guide, Jaber, was the best. He was informative, patient and flexible. I met my cousins there and he made it easy for us to talk while giving us all the information we needed. I will definitely use this company again.